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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
Last weekend saw a new, nationally consistent, system for
managing earthquake-prone buildings come into effect.
The new system, which replaces Council’s Earthquake Prone
Building policy, became effective as of Saturday July 1, and changes the way
earthquake-prone buildings are identified, assessed and managed.
Its primary objective is to protect people from harm.
The system categorises New Zealand into three seismic risk
These areas will be used to set time-frames for identifying,
strengthening or removing earthquake-prone buildings.
A new category of ‘priority’ buildings has also been
Priority buildings are located in high and medium seismic
risk areas, with the buildings considered to be of higher risk because of their
construction, type, use or location.
These buildings must be identified and strengthened or
removed in half of the time that is outlined for other buildings in the same
seismic risk area.
The system applies to non-residential buildings and larger
residential buildings that are two storeys or more, have three or more
household units or are used as a hostel, boarding house or other form of
Territorial authorities (councils) are responsible for
identifying potentially earthquake-prone buildings.
They will then notify building owners to determine if a
building is earthquake prone.
If so, the building will be assigned a rating (based on an
engineering assessment), with an Earthquake Prone Building (EPB) notice issued
to building owners.
Territorial authorities will also have to publish
information on buildings they have determined to be earthquake-prone in a national
online register hosted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
The register is a public document.
MBIE will be working with territorial authorities and
building professionals over the coming months to help them with the transition
to the new system, while also providing information for building owners.
An overview of the new system can be found at https://www.building.govt.nz/managing-buildings/managing-earthquake-prone-buildings.
Links to the relevant Acts, regulations, engineering
assessment guidelines and the EPB methodology can be found by clicking https://www.building.govt.nz/managing-buildings/managing-earthquake-prone-buildings/resources.
Technical Guidelines for Engineering Assessments are key
tools to help territorial authorities and engineers identify, assess and make
decisions on potentially earthquake-prone buildings.
The Register of earthquake-prone buildings (EPB Register)
can be found at https://www.building.govt.nz/managing-buildings/managing-earthquake-prone-buildings/epb-register.
These pages will be updated as further information becomes
For further information, contact Greig Wilson, Building WOFs
& Earthquake Prone Buildings:
Mobile: 021 481 132